Microsoft claims to make Chrome safer with new extension
Apr19

Microsoft claims to make Chrome safer with new extension

Enlarge (credit: Chrome’s unsafe content warning.) Chrome already provides effective protection against malicious sites: go somewhere with a poor reputation and you’ll get a big, scary red screen telling you that you’re about to do something unwise. But Microsoft believes it can do a better job than Google, and it has released a Chrome plugin, Windows Defender Browser Protection, that brings its own anti-phishing...

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The OURSA Security Conference Calls Out Lack of Inclusion

The OURSA security conference offered a place for diverse voices in security, a counterpoint to the corporate hegemony of RSA.

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'Trustjacking' Could Expose iPhones to Attack

Think twice before you tell your iPhone to trust that laptop when you charge it.

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: ICO Scares Investors with Ghost Prank
Apr19

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: ICO Scares Investors with Ghost Prank

Today we’ve simply given-in to no nutritional value, guilty pleasure, lowest common denominator: bitcoin-related crime news. Start your day with laughs and head scratching, as we examine the purported Savedroid ICO exit scam, an international bitcoin heist escape, the fury of a scorned woman, a bear spray robbery, and some whole food violence.   Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Pornhub? We’ve Never Heard of...

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Majority of US States Have Taken a Stance on Bitcoin and Blockchain
Apr19

Majority of US States Have Taken a Stance on Bitcoin and Blockchain

Most US states have adopted some regulatory stance in regards to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and the blockchain technologies behind them, according to a report by the Brookings Institution. The study classifies jurisdictions according to their attitude towards digital currencies and the levels of engagement with the underlying technology. Also read: Several States Spearhead Bitcoin Adoption in the U.S. Two Waves of Regulations in...

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